Sir Walter Scott

The Scott Monument. This is a large Gothic monument in Princes Street gardens, a monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. Very close to Waverley Railway Station, this station is named after Walter Scott’s first novel published in 1814. incidentally to celebrate the novels 200th anniversary you can download a free eBook http://www.cityofliterature.com/great-scott-campaign/downloads/

Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Sherlock Holmes Statue

A statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, just at the top of Leith walk. It is a tribute to author Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in the street in 1859. It was temporary moved in 2009 to make way for the tram works, underneath they found a time capsule, this was not opened but returned later with the statue

Sherlock Holmes Statue

Sherlock Holmes Statue

Sherlock Holmes Statue

Figgate Park Panoramic

Lets continue with some Panoramic photos, here we have Figgate park, its a stone throw away from where I live.  here is a snippet from edinburgh.gov.uk

With its distinctive burn running through the park, pond and animated wildlife, the Figgate Park provides an attractive green space in the heart of Edinburgh’s East Neighbourhood. Its many entrances are commonly used by local walkers, joggers and cyclists as a convenient access to areas between Duddingston and Portobello.

Figgate Park

Figgate Park

 

Fringe Over

Well folks that’s the fringe festival over for another year, I’m ashamed to say that I  have done next to nothing this year.  The international Festival runs until the 31st with the fireworks the same day. (Sunday)

so, here is a final photo of a street performer, some dude playing with fire.  I guess don’t try this at home

Street performer

Street performer

Bonus? – Video! (don’t try this at home)

;-)